Excelsior High School (Jamaica)

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Excelsior High School
"Yet higher"
137 Mountain View Avenue

Kingston 3

Coordinates17°59′29.45″N 76°45′58.01″W / 17.9915139°N 76.7661139°W / 17.9915139; -76.7661139Coordinates: 17°59′29.45″N 76°45′58.01″W / 17.9915139°N 76.7661139°W / 17.9915139; -76.7661139
Excelsior High School (Jamaica) is located in Jamaica
Excelsior High School (Jamaica)
School typeSecondary school
MottoAge Animo
(Do It With Thy Might)
Religious affiliation(s)Christianity
FounderHon. Aston Wesley Powell
LocaleSt Andrew, Jamaica
ChairpersonMs. Lilieth Deacon
PrincipalMr. Deanroy Bromfield
ChaplainRev. Dr. Phillip O'B. Robinson
Grades7 to 13
GenderBoys and girls
Age range11 to 20
Average class size45
Classes offeredBusiness,Technical, Foreign languages, Sciences, Arts, Home Management, Mathematics, English Language, Religious Ed., Physical Education, Entrepreneurship, among others
Hours in school day7:30 am - 3:00pm
Campus typeUrban
HousesCousins, Wint, Shirley, Whiteman, Powell, Sherlock,
Colour(s)Green and yellow
Song"On Christ the sure foundation"
SportsFootball, Netball, Hockey, Cricket, Baseball, Basketball, Swimming, Athletics, Softball,Table Tennis, Volleyball, Lacrosse
Nickname"Agé" or "Ekkie"
Feeder schoolsExcelsior Primary School

Excelsior High School is a co-educational high school for boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 20.[citation needed] It was first established in 1931[1] in Campbell Town and is now located in Kingston, Jamaica.[citation needed]

The school program includes academics, sports, and performing arts. Students who have gone on to become artists include Louis Bennett Coverly and Konshens. Students who have gone on to become professional sportsmen include the cricketers Courtney Walsh who was selected for the Jamaica national cricket team straight out of school, and Chris Gayle. The school is known for winning the Manning and Walker Cup more than once, and beating St George's College.[citation needed].

Other notable Past Excelsorians include Owen "Blakka" Ellis, Claudette Pious, Hon. A. J. Nicholson and Hon. Phillip Paulwell.

The school has a "green" program facilitated by a group of students in an environmental club who recycle plastic bottles and paper, interact with the agricultural science programme, plant and maintain grass and plants on the school grounds, and maintain a greenhouse.[2]


  1. ^ "Jamaican High Schools D-H". Jamaican High Schools. Retrieved November 2013. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ "In Kingston, Jamaica Excelsior High School Goes Green". Green Antilles. Retrieved November 27, 2013.

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